Windows Vista made its biggest leap yet in November - the operating system was in use on nearly one out of 10 Internet-connected computers last month, according to a research firm. Vista's exact share rose about one percentage point to 9.19 percent in November, up from 7.94 percent in October, according to Net Applications.
In contrast, Vista's predecessor, Windows XP, fell by about one percentage point from 79.41 percent of all Internet-connected computers in October to 78.37 percent in November, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, the Mac platform's share continued to grow, reaching nearly 7 percent. Windows' overall share continues to exceed 92 percent, according to the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based research firm.
Linux was in use on 0.6 percent of PCs worldwide, according to Net Applications. Despite its small share, Linux's slice of the market has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year. Vista's share has grown from 0.2 percent to 9.2 percent since the beginning of the year. XP's share, meanwhile, has fallen from to 78.4 percent from 85 percent at the beginning of the year.